Paul Was Not One of The Twelve Apostles

The eleven Apostles first chose two candidates to replace Judas, the betrayer, then asking God which of these two He would have to fill the vacant position due to Judas' betrayal… they drew lots and “the lot fell on Mathias.”

Some Christians teach that the Lord’s 11 Apostles acted arbitrarily by choosing Matthias to take Judas’ place; saying, “Well, actually, Paul was God's choice for Judas' place.” But this is not so, according to the Biblical record.

Let’s now examine the facts.